The project revolves around the character William Gravel, a soldier in the British S.A.S. who uses his skills in dark magic to moonlight and battle supernatural beings for clients in order to make some extra cash.
Ellis introduced the character in a 1999 limited series of graphic novels published under the title “Strange Kiss.”
“Gravel” is one of Avatar Press’ longest running series, with multiple mini-series dating back to 1999 and an ongoing series that lasted for 21 issues. The character was created by writer Warren Ellis and with artist Mike Wolfer. Gravel is a British secret operative that handles all the cases that involve the supernatural and arcane arts. Gravel himself has magical abilities that he uses to his advantage whenever needed including telekinesis, pyrokinesis, levitation and invisibility amongst other. READ MORE
Avatar Press is re-launching the series in January with “Gravel: Combat Magician” #0 with horror veteran Mike Wolfer taking over the writing duties from Warren Ellis, and Italian artist Gabriel Rearte handling the visuals. Issue #0 is a great jumping on point for new readers, as we find Gravel picking up the pieces after a battle to the death with blood-thirsty serial killer and he’s targeted by Combat Magic-fueled assassins who hope to take him out once and for all.
“Gravel: Combat Magician” is the perfect mixture of mythology, ultra-violent black magic, and blood dripping horror.
Bloody-Disgusting caught up with Wolfer to discuss all the launch of this new ongoing book, the possibility of a movie adaptation, and where Gravel’s paranormal investigations are set to take him in the coming months. READ MORE
Tim Miller has been set by Legendary Pictures to direct Gravel, a live action adaptation of the Warren Ellis comic book series that’s been in development since 2009, reports Deadline. Legendary will produce the project with Rick Alexander, with Ellis as executive producer and Oliver Butcher and Stephen Cornwell are writing the script.
Published by Avatar Press, “‘Gravel’ revolves around the character William Gravel, a soldier in the British S.A.S. who uses his skills in dark magic to moonlight and battle supernatural beings for clients in order to make some extra cash.”
Miller last year was hired by Fox to direct X-Men Origins: Deadpool, the spinoff film that is in development and based on the character that Safe House star Ryan Reynolds played in Wolverine.
Miller is the co-founder and owner of Blur Studio, a CG animation studio known for its video game cinematics. Miller directs many of those, most recently including the unforgettable title sequence in the David Fincher-directed The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. READ MORE